September 27, 2013

Nail products are the most popular cosmetic item among teen girls, according to recent Mintel research, with 92% of girls between the ages of 9 years and 17 years using some sort of nail product.

September 23, 2013

The Path to Purchase Institute's Shopper Marketing Expo is just around the corner — Oct. 8-10 at Chicago's Navy Pier — and is hailed as the world's largest gathering of shopper marketing professionals. DSN caught up with Peter Hoyt, CEO and executive director of the Path to Purchase Institute, to talk about why this is a must-attend event, the Expo's evolution in recent years and how attendees can best prepare for the show to ensure maximum success.

September 23, 2013

The Shopper Marketing Expo, scheduled for Oct. 8-10, here, at the Navy Pier, will once again host the Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Design of the Times merchandising display competition.

September 23, 2013

How can retailers and their supplier-partners overcome the most common obstacles that impede true collaboration, real growth and a mutually beneficial business relationship? By taking a step back and focusing on the most important common ground retailers and suppliers share — the shopper.

September 23, 2013

The majority of manufacturer engagements are not aligned with retailers’ core strategic goals, and do not create real value in the eyes of the retailer. Today’s winning companies are able to identify and leverage the unique hidden assets of their brands, and build a business around agile, transparent, retailer/manufacturer collaboration — call it “co-creation.”

September 20, 2013

Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, along with long-standing donor partner Procter and Gamble, revealed results of a new study showing many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal care, household care and baby care.

September 19, 2013

The American Hospital Association earlier this week announced its exclusive endorsement of Walgreens WellTransitions, recognizing the program for medication adherence.

September 19, 2013

Walgreens will be staking a third flagship store in the iconic Wrigley Building here, the Chicago Tribune reported recently.

September 19, 2013

Target is hoping to enhance the experience of customers shopping for baby items with a new pilot program in Chicago.

September 18, 2013

Natural may just be the new normal in the African-American hair care market as sales of relaxers continue to decline, according to new research from Mintel.

September 17, 2013

Sales of general merchandise are expected to increase by 2.4% during the holiday season of November and December, but shoppers will visit fewer stores, according to a new forecast.

September 17, 2013

Entrepreneur and TV personality Bill Rancic joined the Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment team to celebrate the launch of the brand in Walgreens stores across the country, Mission Pharmacal announced.

September 16, 2013

Walgreens on Saturday opened its first drug store on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S.V.I. Gov. John deJongh helped cut the ribbon and open the doors, the Chicago-based retailer reported.

September 13, 2013

Better known as an upmarket grocer, Whole Foods Market is opening a store in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago, the retailer said. The opening, slated for 2016, is part of a broader effort by mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce the city's "food desert" problem.

September 12, 2013

Contigo, an Ignite USA LLC brand, announced a new reusable tumbler with a lid that snaps shut to ensure 100% leak-proof shaking and mixing to prepare on-the-go drinks and shakes.

September 10, 2013

An organization of nonprofit academic medical centers has created a new specialty pharmacy program that it said would improve continuity of care and improve access to specialty drugs.

September 5, 2013

The campaign, which is known as Proyecto Salud in Spanish, is slated to deliver more than $15 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities across the United States by the end of 2013.

September 4, 2013

IRI announced it has acquired Aztec, a provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods, liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Aztec was acquired from Aegis Media.

September 3, 2013

Ulta Beauty has announced its top beauty trends for fall 2013 with its annual "21 Days of Beauty" celebration.

August 27, 2013

The new scented, multi-cat scoopable litter is up to 40% lighter and has three times longer-lasting odor control than other leading scoopable clay litters, allowing for less frequent changes, the company stated.

August 22, 2013

Sears Holdings Corp.'s losses grew in second quarter 2013, while EBITDA fell despite growth in the company's online business and loyalty program, the parent company of Kmart said.

August 21, 2013

BB creams, the popular beauty product that combines cosmetic and skin care benefits, enjoyed a nearly 50% increase in product launches in 2013 versus 2012, according to new research from Mintel.

August 20, 2013

Walgreens, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health are teaming up to help parents of students in grades 6 to 12 meet a new Illinois state requirement for Tdap vaccinations, which help to protect against whooping cough, the pharmacy operator announced.

August 19, 2013

Electronic health record provider Allscripts has introduced a new point-of-care system that aims to reduce chronic disease management costs and reduce hospital readmissions, the company said Monday.